We love the different world books by Genevieve Foster.
- Supplement your history stories with Genevieve Foster’s excellent “world” books.
- See the life of a famous historical figure with a different perspective—as slices of history around the world during the life of the leading character.
- Thanks to Beautiful Feet Books for re-publishing these classics!
- Cathy Duffy chose the Genevieve Foster Books series as one of her “100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum” in the history/social studies category.
- Save on Genevieve Foster Books all year at Lamp Post Homeschool.
Abraham Lincoln’s World
“Readers will enjoy an interesting look at not only the man, but the 19th-century world in which he lived. Britain’s enormous growth and emergence as a democracy, Germany united under Bismarck, Russia freeing the serfs, Japan opened to foreign trade, the U.S. in turmoil over slavery, and many other cultural and socio/economic events are all shared in Foster’s Abraham Lincoln’s World laced with her traditional pictures, maps, timelines and graphs. Abraham Lincoln’s World will give you a look around the world in his time.”
Augustus Caesar’s World
Augustus Caesar’s World is a slice of history measured by the lifetime of Augustus Caesar. Readers will learn the major events and figures of Egyptian, Hebrew, Greek, and Roman history; and also the cultures of ancient China, India, and Persia. Told as a story it will delight readers young and old. Wonderful timelines, charts, and illustrations enhance the text. Please note: Foster looks at the major world religions, including Christianity, from a historical perspective, not necessarily as one of faith.
George Washington’s World
This classic not only provides the reader a true biography of the great American but a view of the world in which he lived. Marvel also at the lives of Franklin, Frederick the Great, Voltaire, Napoleon, Catherine of Russia, Eli Whitney, Robert Fulton and many others. Portrayed as a whole, the political, social, industrial, and scientific revolutions of the 1700’s, come to life as never before. George Washington’s World is laced with vivid illustrations and carefully researched maps and charts.
Captain John Smith
The World of Captain John Smith
This award-winning title continues the world’s story near the turn of the 16th century during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Set amidst the drama of Shakespearean England, readers will also be introduced to the prominent personalities of Smith’s world: Sir Francis Drake, Mary Queen of Scots, the Medici of France, Galileo, Henry Hudson, Sir Walter Raleigh, Pope Gregory, Chaplain, the Czars of Russia, the Pilgrims, the Puritans and many more. Dozens of key events such as the closing of the Orient, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the writing of the KJV Bible are included in the World of Captain John Smith.
Columbus and Sons
The World of Columbus and Sons
The World of Columbus and Sons tells the story of the world of the Renaissance and the Reformation. Columbus, Prince Henry the Navigator, Ivan III, Gutenberg, Queen Isabella, Leonardo da Vinci, Mohammed II, Nomi Mansa, Martin Luther, Vasco de Gama, Copernicus, Michelangelo, and many others all come to life. The author, a three-time Newbery Honor Award winner, presents the events of this important period as a series of miniature dramas with an emphasis on the interaction of events and people.
The World of William Penn
Good news! Beautiful Feet Books republished The World of William Penn.
Like her other books, Genevieve Foster goes around the world during the life of William Penn. You’ll learn about the Sun King, the Great Wall of China, Peter the Great, Sir Isaac Newton, the builder of the Taj Mahal and more.
It’s a great supplement to your study of Pennsylvania state history.
For ages 8 and up.
The Year of the Horseless Carriage-1801
Transportation, communication, and technology in the early 19th century are the subjects of The Year of the Horseless Carriage. Genevieve Foster brings it all together with her wonderful “around the world” view of history.
For ages 8 and up.